PROP 6 — BLOCKED
Proposition 6, blocked by 55 percent of voters, would have repealed a recently enacted 12 cent increase to the state’s tax on gasoline. The revenue from that tax goes to road and bridge repairs as well as public transit programs.
PROP 7 — PASSED
Proposition 7 is one step in a process to put Daylight Savings Time in effect year-round in California. This measure gives the state legislature the ability to adjust Daylight Savings Time, but the effort to make it permanent would still rely on federal law being changed.
PROP 10 — BLOCKED
This proposition would have given local governments more freedom to enact rent control. It was defeated handily, only getting 38 percent support. Housing cost is one of the largest issues facing California, but rent control will remain largely off-limits for local governments seeking to tackle the problem.
PROP 12 — PASSED
Proposition 12 creates new minimum space standards for confining farm animals. It will ban the sale of meat and eggs which don’t meet those requirements and passed with 61 percent of the vote.
SEVERAL BOND MEASURES
There were four bond measures up for approval. Three of them — Propositions 1,2 and 4 — passed and will support housing programs for veterans and the mentally ill as well as increased construction of children’s hospitals. Proposition 3 would have funded projects to improve water storage and environmental sustainability.